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GeoRabble Melbourne – World GIS Day Wednesday 16 November – Be Spatial. Be Special. Tour Melbourne.

World GIS Day: Wednesday 16th November 2022.

What: Open house geo-spatial events / GeoRabble Melbourne

When: Wednesday 16th November 2022 – day and night.

Where: across Melbourne, finishing at The Clyde Hotel 385 Cardigan St, Carlton VIC

Tickets: It is all free!
GeoRabble Melbourne event.

Openhouse venues: Follow the tree to collect a StickyTicket!

TimeHosts XHosts YHosts Z
11am – 11:45amWhat is spatial and why is it special?
SSSI (Online & @Veris)
11:45am – 12:30pmShaping cities through spatial
Urbis
Surveying and GIS Together as One!
Veris
1:00pm – 2:00pm Spatial Showcase
Spatial Vision (with lunch catered)
Introducing Nova Systems: Geospatial (formerly Geoplex)
Nova Systems (with lunch catered)
The role of Geospatial in achieving Global Social and Environmental Sustainability Outcomes with Google Earth Engine
NGIS
2:30pm – 3:30pmSpatial Digital Twins
RMIT


4:00pm – 5:00pmCultural Heritage, Communities and Digital Infrastructure Engineering
University of Melbourne
Treasures from the Maps Collection
State Library Victoria
Handmade universe
State Library exhibition –
5:30pm – 7:15pmGeoRabble Melbourne (at the Clyde Hotel, Carlton)

Open House events:

Nova Systems: Introducing Nova Systems: Geospatial (formerly Geoplex)
The team at Nova Systems is all geo, all the time. Hear from Dani Bramante on Nova Systems Geospatial Overview, Sam Le May on Calculating Bushfire Attack Levels and Joe O’Connell on Plugging in to DTV.

NGIS: The role of Geospatial in achieving Global Social and Environmental Sustainability Outcomes with Google Earth Engine
Following a welcome from the NGIS Team, Ken Gillan, General Manager NGIS Victoria and Geoffrey Pryor, Customer Success Manager for Lively, will introduce the Google partnership and Geo ecosystem. Chris Goodman, Senior Software Engineer, will then provide a demonstration of the Google Cloud Platform including Google Earth Engine and AI/ ML capabilities. Damien O’Grady, Principal Scientist for EO and Peter Corlett, Solution Engineer will then share a few use case examples, before Winyama’s Kelsey Bonds, Community Engagement Manager, will then share details on the Indigenous Mapping Workshop, planned for Melbourne in 2023. 


RMIT: Spatial Digital Twins
Where in the universe do you find the twins that are digital? Come see a range of digital posters showcasing RMIT’s digital twin related research ranging from data collection, visualisation to decision making, with the highlight being the launch of the RMIT Metaverse.

1. RMIT Metaverse 1.0: linking GIS with gaming
2. iGEE: cloud GIS app for heat vulnerability assessment
3. Satellite positioning and navigation
4. Space and spatial for climate risk and early warning systems
5. A workflow system for environmental modelling
6. Digital twin frameworks – a solution for over-height vehicle routing

Spatial Vision: Spatial Showcase
Join the team at Spatial Vision for a double bill on all things spatial. Kicking off with a demonstration of custom tools from Ryanne Firme (DCM Production Manager) on the Digital Cadastre Modernisation project, Rhainnan Mundana (Senior Spatial Geospatial Analyst) will have you planning your next career moves with their presentation on Spatial Vision’s Cadetship and Mentoring Program.   

State Library Victoria: Treasures from the Maps Collection
National Treasure meets the State Library. Who needs Nicolas Cage when you have Senior Librarian Sarah Ryan? Join Sarah on a curated viewing of selected maps representing the diversity of the State Library Maps Collection.

Please arrive on time, as Sarah our librarian will be meeting us in the foyer. This tour is capped at 20 people but there is the Handmade Universe exhibit which is concurrently on. 

SSSI: What is spatial and why is it special?
Launching our World GIS Day celebrations is Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute. Join SSSI as they revel in all things spatial and deep dive into why they think it’s so very special. 

SSSI are so pleased to be able to showcase a number of wonderful members at this event, who will be presenting their passion and how they inspire the world with GIS!

University of Melbourne: Cultural Heritage, Communities and Digital Infrastructure Engineering
How do modern digital geospatial technologies affect cultural heritage documentation? How do community dynamics interact in geospatial open source? What on earth is a digital twin? Come and explore these nuanced questions.

Urbis: Shaping cities through spatial
Get in shape Melbourne! Danielle Cherubin, Christine Brooks & Josh Grover will be showing us how the spatial team at Urbis helps shapes cities and provide insights through human movement data, and 3D.

Veris: Surveying and GIS Together as One!
Come get ‘Verified’ with us. We’re hosting a surveying and spatial circus! Come to the big tent and wherever you find some balloons we’ll be demonstrating our award-winning projects including the Paradise Gorge Digital Twin, the Robe Coastline Capture, the City of Hobart Rivulet Digital Twin, the sightlines for the Shrine of Remembrance and the outputs from our 3D Ground Penetrating Radar! Plus we’ll be demonstrating the latest in our field equipment (that hasn’t been taken out for the day), we have scanners, drones with autonomous LiDAR capture, high-spec MLS and the 3D GPR to name a few! Come tame your spatial lion at the Veris Tent!


GeoRabble speakers:

Oliver Trembearth 

Digital twin frameworks – a solution for over-height vehicle routing? 
The Victorian road freight industry is faced with over-height incidents every year, prompting transportation agencies to seek geospatial solutions. In this talk, we will look at how visualising road objects in a digital twin shows promise as an alternative safety management strategy. 

Jack Barrett

Cool Routes
Stay Cool in Melbourne this summer. Jack will take you on a journey through the streets of Melbourne to explore the Urban Heat Island effect and how the data captured can be used for future planning considerations of our amazing city.

Danielle Cherubin

Human Movement Data is just so damn interesting!
We’ll look at some neat examples of how HMD can be used; not only in a retail setting, but also looking at how nature can have an impact on our movements and behaviour. Let the visuals speak for themselves in what will be a captivating demonstration.

Simon Jackson

Exploring Dial before you dig data

More to be announced soon.

Shout out to our sponsor Nova Systems, we couldn’t host our evening GeoRabble Melbourne event without you!

Melbourne GeoRabble

Following our successful GeoRabble back in March 2022, we were keen to bring you another Rabble.

Come along to the Clyde Hotel on Cardigan Street and listen to our exciting speakers. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and relax.

Speaker details are below, but if you want to speak at this GeoRabble or the next please get in touch.

We have NGIS onboard for this GeoRabble, massive thanks!

As always we are keen to hold another Rabble and if we can before the year is out, so if you are interested in being a sponsor, please get in touch.

Date: Thursday 18th August 5:30pm – 8pm

Location: 385 Cardigan St, Carlton VIC

https://www.theclydehotel.com.au/

Tickets: It is free, but to help us with registrations, please do grab a ticket.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melbourne-georabble-tickets-390979067917

Speakers:

Alena Moison

Why Imagery Data is Really the Best Data, and You Should Use it More

In 1858, Gaspard-Félix Tournachon put a camera in a hot air balloon to take pictures of Paris from the air…and everything has been better since then. In this talk, we will look at how high-resolution imagery from aerial and satellite sources (orthoimagery) is used to support almost every dimension of government and public sector service delivery, and how it is a fundamental enabler for emerging technologies including GeoAI and 3D.

David Pepin

Projecting the frequencies of tidal flooding

Damaging and disruptive, coastal flooding is becoming an increasingly unruly and regular component of coastal living as sea levels rise. With tides on the rise, looking at the issue in new ways can shed light on how we can analyze the issue and communicate to stakeholders.  

Oscar So

Anime Pilgrimage – Going beyond Ayaya, Desu, AraAra and Keikaku

‘Geo is in every possible industry’ said everyone in our industry. This is a story of how mapping shaped the Anime Pilgrimage community. 

Kelsey Bonds

Growing up Tech Adjacent

Kelsey grew up showing little interest in tech, even though she grew up in a tech household. Her interests are in culture and human connection, something she thought lacked in the tech world. After studying anthropology, she realised just how much tech can and has been utilised to share culture.

Suelynn Choy
Beep Beep

The power of GPS and GNSS.

Thanks to our sponsor NGIS!

GeoRabble Brisbane #11 – Tomorrow!

Back by popular demand, the next instalment of GeoRabble Brisbane is returning to the Charming Squire

Despite the best attempts of global pandemics and unprecedented weather events, GeoRabble Brisbane is returning to the Charming Squire on the 18th May for another evening of geospatial fun, networking and collective appreciation of some great projects happening locally.

We have an amazing line up of speakers talking about recent flood event and their experiences.

That’s without even mentioning the crowd of friendly spatial professionals to network and make friends with.

So don’t delay, go register now and we will see you upstairs in the Charming Squire on Wednesday 18th.

Tickets available at EventBrite.

A big shout out and thank you to Trimble who have agreed to sponsor the evening.


Speaker lineup
Andy Stewart (State Imagery team, QLD Department of Resources)

The February 2022 SEQ Flooding event was particularly challenging. Andy will share some reflections on getting creative, challenges, adaptations, and future opportunities.

Daniel Knott (Technical Lead, FloodMapp)

Daniel will take us through his and his team’s recent experience in providing support to the flooding events – what it took and what the challenges were.

Mark Grenfell

Geospatial responses to flooding events in Brisbane.

Emma Hain on behalf of Sarah Beardmore (Cofounder, Dorsal)

Northern Rivers floods – harnessing Instagram followers for the ‘Stay local Byron Bay’ campaign to contribute content to a ‘Flood Support Map‘.


Presentations no longer than 10 minutes.

  • Celebrate each others’ triumphs.
  • Respect each others’ choice – no technology bigotry.
  • No sales pitches – this includes services, software, data etc.
  • No company logos or ‘about us’ slides.

GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Tonight!

🎄It’s jingle time!🎄

It’s finally here! We are excited to have lined up 4 fantastic speakers for tonight’s event and with over 100 registered it’s bound to be a very merry night!

  • Brett Dascombe: Empowering the next generation of GeoGeeks
  • Rob Clout: International business travel during a global pandemic
  • Samantha Garbutt: Engaging a neurodiverse / autistic workforce to help solve our industries skills shortage
  • Paul Mead: SheMaps – why we need to reimagine STEM

So get yourself a ticket (sadly COVID means no ticket, no getting in) but don’t worry tickets are free and come with a guarantee of no spam or junk, just an invite to a great night out.

Thanks to our fabulous sponsors for the evening, NGIS, without whom this night wouldn’t be possible!

GeoRabble Brisbane #10 -Last Minute Xmas Party🎅

Christmas is almost here, borders are opening, restrictions are easing. So grab your Christmas cheer and join us for some fun and networking!

OK, this is a little last minute, as is often the case at Christmas, but we are all keen to get out and have some fun and network before Xmas holidays, so spread the word far and wide and get as many people as we can down to the usual venue, and leave 2021 in the rear view mirror.

We will be holding the event on Tuesday the 7th December from 5:30ish, with the usual proceedings kicking off at about 6 depending on how distracted our MC gets by catching up with all of you lovely people!

For those who haven’t been lucky enough to attend a Georabble event before, the details are very simple:

  1. Celebrate each others’ triumphs
  2. Respect each others’ choice – no technology bigotry
  3. No sales pitches – this includes services, software, data etc.
  4. No company logos or ‘about us’ slides

Or more simply, its a night of fun, with a little bit of education, but an opportunity to network, meet new friends and catch up with old friends.

So get yourself a ticket, sadly COVID means no ticket, no getting in, but don’t worry tickets are free and come with a guarantee of no spam or junk, just an invite to a great night out.

A big thank you to the very lovely team from  NGIS who have agreed to sponsor the evening.

So go get a ticket, tell your friends and we will see you there!

Reminder – GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Cancelled

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Hello GeoRabble Brisbane community!

We sadly regret to inform you that this event is unfortunately to be cancelled, due to unforeseen changes in the availability of the GeoRabble Brisbane volunteer organising crew in the lead up to the date and on the date itself.

In light of this though, we are migrating the theme and hopefully as many of the speakers as possible to the next planned GeoRabble event which is due to take place in the week of the Locate 2020 conference, pencilled in for the 28th April in the same location (Charming Squire).

We thank you for your support and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that you can attend the next event in April.

With warm regards,

GeoRabble Brisbane Crew

GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Cancelled

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Hello GeoRabble Brisbane community!

We sadly regret to inform you that this event is unfortunately to be cancelled, due to unforeseen changes in the availability of the GeoRabble Brisbane volunteer organising crew in the lead up to the date and on the date itself.

In light of this though, we are migrating the theme and hopefully as many of the speakers as possible to the next planned GeoRabble event which is due to take place in the week of the Locate 2020 conference, pencilled in for the 28th April in the same location (Charming Squire).

We thank you for your support and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that you can attend the next event in April.

With warm regards,

GeoRabble Brisbane Crew

GeoRabble Melbourne Thursday 12 March 2020

Come one come all, its time to bring the rabble together for another Melbourne GeoRabble.

GeoRabble returns to Melbourne on Thursday 12 March 2020 at Cooper Inn on the corner of Little Lonsdale and Exhibition Street. Networking drinks start at 5:30pm. Presentations commence shortly there after followed by more networking.

Tickets are available online– note space is limited – enjoy the night with friends sharing geospatial ideas, free of sales pitches and hidden agendas! Each presentation is light, relevant to geo-something and only 10 minutes long.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/georabble-melbourne-tickets-94097705771

Speakers

Leila H.Mirkalaei – Integration of cadastral survey information into BIM

Along with the growth in 3D cadastre, lack of survey information and 2D observations have existed with the current BIM applications. During the 3D building formation procedure, the survey information and 2D observations are only used for cadastral registration and have not been included in BIM.

Sylvia Niderla – The Joys of Mentoring in a Sh*tty World

My experiences with mentoring a GIS Graduate in the SSSI mentoring program 2018 – experiences and lessons learnt.

Dr Jon Stanger – MAGNM – A novel approach to validating and managing networked assets.

Multiple highly interconnected networks (infrastructure, cabling, logical, bearer) can be modelled using classical graphs (mathematical structures that model pairwise object relationships) with Multi-axis Graph Network Model (MAGNM) representation utilizing open source GIS libraries and software.

Mina Jahanshahi – 99 Bluetooth Ballons

If an artist can take a little red cart of phones around Berlin to hack a Google traffic jam, who else or what else will be disrupting our data sources in the future? While we’re hacking away at making our own data, who else is counter-hacking it? How much are we relying on non-standard data sources for our inputs and where should we be trying to find data governance? Interactive talk- for every buzzword I use I ask you to heckle me with a hiss.

Natalie Scott: Lights and Sirens: Building a network for fire appliances

We use networks to answers questions about how long it takes to get somewhere, or how far we can go within a set time. While we are accustomed to being able to answer these questions for cars, how do you go about building a suitable network for a fire appliance? I’ll be talking about some of the different approaches we’ve used, and why it matters.

More speakers to be announced soon. 

If you have a great geospatial idea that you would like to share with a group of like-minded people, we want to hear from you for the next GeoRabble! Contact the GeoRabble committee to express your interesting topic in 20 words or less, or email your idea to melbourne@georabble.org.

We would like to thank our sponsor LandSurveys without which we could not hold this event. Thanks!

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GeoRabble Brisbane #10 – Speakers Announced!

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The Brisbane GeoRabble crew are super excited to welcome our first two speakers to the upcoming event in March:

  • Peter Timmers – speaking on the work of the Queensland Emergency Services team and the GIS team in response to recent bush fire events
  • Len Olycott – presenting on the work that Queensland Department of Parks and Wildlife have been doing in collaboration with the Emergency Services

Stay tuned for another announcement soon of possible speakers from The Ripper Rescue Alliance, WIRES and iRecover platform….but in the meantime, scuttle over this way to register for the event on 11th March 2020 @ the Charming Squire; tickets are moving quick!

We are still looking for a sponsor for this event – if you’d like to help out please reach out via email or twitter. We’d love to hear from you!